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In-Depth Interview with Jonathan Ames

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Creator of HBO's Bored to Death Jonathan Ames recently made an appearance on the webseries "Shy In The City." Check out the in-depth interview below....

Writers Guild of America Remembers Nora Ephron: Words Matter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At B. B. King's on Sunday night, at the Writers Guild of America Award ceremony, amidst a lot of foul-mouthed laughs and sober-minded speeches, writer/director Nora Ephron was remembered.

The 'Bored To Death' Movie Is Officially Happening

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2013 | TV

The long-rumored "Bored to Death" movie is officially in development, The Huffington Post has confirmed. The feature-length project is being produc...

Why Bored to Death Belongs in the TV Comedy Pantheon

Alex Rabinowitz | Posted 02.20.2012 | TV
Alex Rabinowitz

History may not be as kind to Bored to Death as it has been to Arrested Development or Party Down, but for it to be forgotten would be a grave injustice.

Drinks With 'Bored To Death' Creator

Posted 12.21.2011 | TV

With HBO's drastic Christmas cleaning yesterday -- canceling "Hung," "How to Make It In America," and Bored To Death" -- many TV viewers are in mourni...

'Bored To Death' Canceled: A Eulogy

Alex Moaba | Posted 02.20.2012 | TV
Alex Moaba

"Bored To Death" was canceled Tuesday by HBO, swept out in a holiday housecleaning that also took "How To Make It In America" and "Hung." I can't blame the network for putting "How to Make It" and "Hung" down. While the former improved marginally in its second season, it was laughably predictable and inevitably doomed by the "Entourage" shadow. And once the male hooker novelty wore off, "Hung" was just kind of taking up space.

HBO Axes Three Fan Favorites

Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

HBO has canceled three of its shows: "Hung," "How to Make it in America" and "Bored to Death," Variety was the first to report. But the primetime cabl...

Jordan Zakarin

Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis And Ted Danson Tackle Sperm Mysteries | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment

Jonathan Ames enters the rustic Italian cafe with an unassuming hunch, sporting a scruffy beard and newsboy cap, happily anonymous on the streets of B...

Katy Hall

'Bored To Death' Returns With Elder Love, Man Love | Katy Hall | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment

The men of Bored to Death love each other. Not in the sharing a bed sense, though the characters played by Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman and Zach Gali...

This Won't Bore You

Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment

A novelist writing about a television show about a novelist is a bit of a trip. That the show's novelist shares a name with the novelist who writes th...

Jordan Zakarin

'Bored To Death' Creator Jonathan Ames Talks Writing, Perversion, Chicken Sacrifices | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment

Jonathan Ames is curious. Not in the sense that he's strange - though he surmises he may have some sort of personality disorder - but rather, his unen...

"It's Like My Heart Has Sciatica": Love And Heartbreak In 6-Word Memoirs (PHOTOS)

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

The oft-quoted Tolstoy line "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" seems to hold true in matters of the heart a...

Fictional Novels Starring Non-Fictional Authors | Stephanie Hlywak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors often appear in their own works of fiction as thinly veiled surrogates -- Kilgore Trout is widely believed to be Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, an...

Tune in and Step Right up... It's the Man With Two Faces

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

2010-12-16-draper.jpg He's dangerous, inaccessible, vulnerable, sexy, secretive, and these days, dominating cable TV's leading men.

Jonathan Ames' Trouble (and Hit TV Series) Began When He Was Bored

Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lila Shapiro

Where does Ames end and his character begin? He says, "Jonathan the character is wonderfully more brave and delusional than I am, which enables him to take on things that he shouldn't."

HuffPost Review: The Extra Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's tempting to give The Extra Man a pass on the basis of Kevin Kline's performance alone. But there's a hole in the center of The Extra Man. And its name is Paul Dano.

Jonathan Ames and Friends Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day

HuffPost Eyes&Ears | Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A bad breakup can do a lot for one's creativity. That seemed to be the take away message of Thursday's Jonathan Ames emceed, Anti-Valentine's Day cel...

Jonathan Ames and Fellow Broken Hearts Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

The author of eight books and creator of HBO's Bored to Death incorporated a male corset, an elevated testicle and tree-humping into the tale of his love and loss of a middle school girlfriend.

Silly Hats At Sundance: Which Celebrity Looks Most Ridiculous? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Hollywood descends on Sundance, it's entertaining to see how stars who spend most of their time in 70-something degree sunshine dress for cold co...

Bored To Death Writer Jonathan Ames Uses Twitter To Watch His Own Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Personally, as a HUGE fan of Ames' writing, I find him enormously endearing, and his using Twitter to find a kindly stranger willing to let him come o...

Garrison Keillor Delights at the Black and White Moth Ball

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ariston Anderson

The Moth has found a way to make storytelling vivid and alive, even for impatient New Yorkers.

Jonathan Ames Talks "Bored To Death," Life In Brooklyn, And Wanting To Be Like Matt Damon

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jonathan Ames, noted writer, boxer, and, um, masturbator, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his new HBO ...

Review: Jonathan Ames' The Alcoholic (Plus a Huffington Post Exclusive Look at Monica Lewinsky's Cameo)

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

This is a graphic novel of a literary caliber and tells a very sad, sweet story of a writer finding himself.